I'll never get bored with this idea, so I'll say it again. I love the idea of a river barge in a prehistoric crocodile paddock travelling past various smaller crocodiles before rounding a corner to encounter a large, vicious attack by Supercroc on some unsuspecting Hadrosaurs.
This idea was inspired by a number of wildlife programs showing attacks on Gazelles or Zebras, and the sheer brute force displayed of an 18ft croc grabbing its prey is always a thrilling thing to see! Thinking about it, this must seem small-fry compared to a 40ft Supercroc grabbing onto a Hadrosaurus calf. I want to show a vicious attack that would thrill all age groups but understand that minors would have to sit this ride out.
Before the barge encounters the attack scene, I thought about having smaller real-live crocs lying on the banks basking in the sun. The idea of this is to help build a frame of mind that everything in this particular paddock is real, thus tricking people into believing the attacking larger croc is real also.
Sounds like an idea. I think getting real crocodiles would be very hard though. Don't you need permits for those and where would you get them...overseas? Could be dangerous for the people on the ride too if they're in the same paddock with live crocs or alligators. I would stick to just animatronics.
There're places in the UK Crocs can be obtained, and yes.. I suspect I would need a permit of some kind, but this isn't at all among the most difficult challanges I have ahead of me. The visitors would be safe in the barge whilst the crocs would be on the banks bathing no doubt. Even if they were in the water, they'd be plenty of security on the barge that would keep the crocs from getting too close to people.
The river barge would likely be guided along by the current and underwater guide rails to keep it on track. I wouldn't want these rails to be visible to the eye, but at the same time high enough to keep the crocs from crossing over into the 'shipping lane'. I wondered if using some kind of transparent tubing would be an idea instead of metal girder style rails? The tubing would be much harder to make out in clear water than metal.
Thick glass/plastic would work but keep the protective barrier at least 4-5 away from the boat so that way the passengers in the boat arent within striking didtance if the alligator/crocodile get to mad orhungry.
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Deiinosuchus looked more like an alligator, and would have probably ate dinosaurs. Sarcosuchus would have ate fish, like a gahiral. I don't think either of them are true crocodiles, but both crocodilians.